Fields Sculpture Park at Omi 2017

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"Arcs in Disorder" by Bernar Venet.

There are a bunch of places around the greater Capital Region that are worth a short weekend drive to check out -- because they're fun or interesting or just a different place to be, if only for a little while.

The Fields Sculpture Park at Omi -- in Ghent, in Columbia County -- is one of those places. And its summer exhibition opens this Saturday, May 27 with new sculptures from a handful of artists. There will also be new site-specific installations, performances, and special lunch vendors in the cafe there. Admission is free.

What is the Fields Sculpture Park? About blurbage:

Comprised of over sixty acres of rolling farmland, wetlands and wooded areas, The Fields Sculpture Park presents the works of internationally recognized contemporary and modern artists, offering the unique possibility to experience a wide range of large-scale works in a singular outdoor environment. Founded in 1998, The Fields offer nearly eighty works of art on view - with several pieces added or exchanged every year.

It's a beautiful spot and a fun walk. We also hear it's a good art activity for kids because 1) Whoa! Huge, sculptures! and 2) They can run around in the wide open spaces outside.

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You posted a similar story last year which featured Omi, among others. We visited it shortly after and have to say, it was a wonderful afternoon. Yes, wide open spaces, cool sculptures, all in a beautiful setting. Finished it off with lunch in Hudson.

@Barold: Thanks for sharing that. Omi + Hudson is a fun day trip -- and because it's relatively close, there's not a lot of driving.

Omi is incredible. Everything from the sculpture park to the cafe and the inside gallery. The people are terrific and helpful, PLUS they have fat bike bicycles you can take out for free and tool around the park. They have two bikes to let, just leave your driver's license.

We took the bikes out on a rainy day a few weeks ago, we had a blast riding through the trails and in and around the art. The ultra wide tires didn't dig up the lawn or leave tracks on the trails either.

We got muddy, but what's a rainy day in the woods without getting dirty? SO FUN!

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